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The Americans The Democratic Experience

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307756497
Genre : History
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history.
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The Daniel J Boorstin Reader

Author : Daniel Joseph Boorstin
ISBN : UCSC:32106013526915
Genre : History
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Boorstin has spent a lifetime exploring facets of the American experience. This new addition to the Modern Library is an omnibus collection drawn from his many books, including the monumental trilogy The Americans.
Category: History

The Image

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307819161
Genre : Political Science
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First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of “pseudo-events”—events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported—and the contemporary definition of celebrity as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.” Since then Daniel J. Boorstin’s prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any reader who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.
Category: Political Science

The Creators

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307817211
Genre : History
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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.
Category: History

The Seekers

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780679462705
Genre : History
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Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we? Why are we here? In his previous national bestsellers, The Discoverers and The Creators , Daniel J. Boorstin first told brilliantly how e discovered the reality of our world, and then he celebrated man's achievements in the arts. He now turns to the great figures in history who sought meaning and purpose in our existence. Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of Seeking. First there was the heroic way of prophets and philosophers--men like Moses or Job or Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as those in the communities of the early church universities and the Protestant Reformation--seeking salvation or truth from the god above or the reason within each of us. Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thucydides and Thomas More and Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit. Finally, there was an age of the social sciences, when man seemed ruled by the forces of history. Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein. These great thinkers still have the power to speak to us, not always so much for their answers as for their way of asking the questions that never cease either to intrigue or to obsess us. In this impressive climax to a monumental trilogy, Daniel J. Boorstin once again shows that his ability to present challenging ideas, coupled with sharp portraits of great writers and thinkers, remains unparalleled.
Category: History

The Mysterious Science Of The Law

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 0226064980
Genre : Political Science
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Referred to as the "bible of American lawyers," Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England shaped the principles of law in both England and America when its first volume appeared in 1765. For the next century that law remained what Blackstone made of it. Daniel J. Boorstin examines why Commentaries became the most essential knowledge that any lawyer needed to acquire. Set against the intellectual values of the eighteenth century-and the notions of Reason, Nature, and the Sublime—Commentaries is at last fitted into its social setting. Boorstin has provided a concise intellectual history of the time, illustrating all the elegance, social values, and internal contradictions of the Age of Reason.
Category: Political Science

The Americans The National Experience

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307756473
Genre : History
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This second volume in "The Americans" trilogy deals with the crucial period of American history from the Revolution to the Civil War. Here we meet the people who shaped, and were shaped by, the American experience—the versatile New Englanders, the Transients and the Boosters. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize.
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The Discoverers

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307773555
Genre : Science
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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.
Category: Science

The Republic Of Letters

Author : Daniel Joseph Boorstin
ISBN : UCR:31210010703179
Genre : Books and reading
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Daniel J Boorstin

Author : Angela M. Leonard
ISBN : UOM:39015049734349
Genre : Reference
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One of the best known consensus or synthesis historians, Daniel J. Boorstin crosses disciplinary boundaries by writing about universities and students, lawyers and historians, history of science and everyday phenomena, material and popular culture, libraries and literacy, film and theater, statistics and words, airwaves and highways, and generally speaking, the past, present, and world to come. This bibliography brings together works by and about Boorstin, showing the volume, range, and importance of his contribution to the study of American history. With more than 1,300 entries, the bibliography records a history of Daniel Boorstin in print and non-print from 1930 to 1999. It covers a multitude of types of entries, including monographs, book reviews by and about Boorstin, newspaper and scholarly articles, manuscript and archival material, videocassettes, sound reels, Websites, and CD-ROMs. Entries are selectively annotated, in many instances using direct quotes from Boorstin, to give the reader a snapshot understanding of the works cited. This book will be the definitive Boorstin bibliography.
Category: Reference

Cleopatra S Nose

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307756527
Genre : History
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs.
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The Lost World Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 0226064972
Genre : History
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In this classic work by one of America's most distinguished historians, Daniel Boorstin enters into Thomas Jefferson's world of ideas. By analysing writings of 'the Jeffersonian Circle,' Boorstin explores concepts of God, nature, equality, toleration, education and government in order to illuminate their underlying world view. The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson demonstrates why on the 250th anniversary of his birth, this American leader's message has remained relevant to our national crises and grand concerns. "The volume is too subtle, too rich in ideas for anyone to do justice to it in brief summary, too heavily documented and too carefully wrought for anyone to dismiss its thesis. . . . It is a major contribution not only to Jefferson studies but to American intellectual history. . . . All who work in the history of ideas will find themselves in Mr. Boorstin's debt."—Richard Hofstadter, South Atlantic Monthly
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The Decline Of Radicalism

Author : Daniel Joseph Boorstin
ISBN : UOM:39015010464835
Genre : Social Science
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The Americans The Colonial Experience

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307756480
Genre : History
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present.
Category: History

A History Of The United States

Author : Daniel Joseph Boorstin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117960877
Genre : United States
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Category: United States